Congress Legislature Party leader Rigzin Jora Wednesday strongly condemned the ‘failure’ of the government in flying the mortal remains of constable Showkhat Hussain to Leh. Showkat was among the three policemen killed in Shopian encounter recently.
“It is for the third day the body has been lying at Srinagar airport. When we raised the issue in the Assembly the government informed that the body would be flown in the routine flight of the Air India. If this was to be done where was the government intervention needed. We could have done it ourselves; the family could have done it. To tell us so after three days is the worst humiliation that you can heap on the family of the martyred policemen,” Jora said in a statement to KNS.
“People of Ladakh were expecting, as in the past, this time too, the mortal remains of the martyred constable would be flown in either the state aircraft or state helicopter with a high ranking police official accompanying the body to pay condolence to the aggrieved family. That this did not happen is a sad state of affairs. The BJP doesn’t tire of claiming zero tolerance to militancy but the fact that their government is treating the body of the deceased constable with such disdain is the humiliation of the worst kind that any government can meet out to our soldiers and police men,” he added.
Jora blamed the present coalition government for the spurt in the militancy activities to PDP’s “extra-indulgent attitude” to militants and their masters across the border. “That the PDP is being allowed to do so reflects on BJP’s duplicitous policy towards militants and Pakistan,” he allged.